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Brower Home Power Hour: Formerly the CHERP Energy Wise Forum, Brower Mechanical has now recrafted the program to further promote the process of home energy optimization thru home energy audits, insulation, windows, solar and more. Continuing the relationship with the non-profit Community Home Energy Retrofit Project (CHERP)monthly seminars are designed to provide access to virtually free home energy assessments ($300+ value!)that can then lead to maximizing government and utility rebates and incentives to both reduce expense and increase home values. An incredibly informative show to help anyone considering solar or home energy upgrades make the best investment decision utilizing the small solar process by reducing before producing.

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Radio Show Archive

July 23, 2016: Oh My, It's Late July!

For most in the Sacramento region we know that July is the beginning of the triple digit heat. It never seems to fail and the later in the month, the hotter it can get. This month is no exception and unfortunately, there's a real heat wave on with temperatures soaring over 100. Now what? The house is hot. Too hot for comfort and you didn't act when should have to be certain everything was working properly. There are options to consider and Bill and Duane talk about those choices you can make to help reduce your energy consumption and still have a cool and comfortable home. You'll also hear about ways to make your air conditioner work a lot less in some of the hottest months with whole house fans. You can be sure this is one show that's much, much more than a bunch of hot air! If you're roasting in your house or if your A/C is in need of repair, stop suffering! Not only is it uncomfortable but it's actually unhealthy and could even be dangerous depending on your condition and age. Call Brower Mechanical immediately at 916-624-0808 or visit them on line at ""

July 16, 2016: More comfort less expense. Now you're talkin'!

This week your host Bill Small really gets the information out of Duane Knickerbocker from Brower Mechanical. Learn about heat pumps and the pros/cons in your personal lifestyle environment. Dual fuel systems for your HVAC, who would have thought? Free utility sponsored AC units, rising PG&E rates and what they mean to many who are simply sitting on the sidelines of energy efficiency. AND a webinar that you can attend to learn about the best ways to plan and take the proper steps to maximizing your home's energy efficiency form attic insulation to full solar installation. Phew... that's a lot in a little ol' one hour show but well worth every minute of your listening pleasure! And to think, you'll actually get money saving tips from what you hear for free. As always, you can call Brower Mechanical at 916-624-0808 or visit "" to learn more.

July 9, 2016: Lifestyle comfort that doesn't come on a stick.

Hey, it's state fair time and it's hot, what a surprise! What doesn't come on a stick during fair time? Your home comfort for sure. (Unless you feel like your on a rotisserie.) Join the conversation this week as Bill and Duane interview a very happy customer named Rob who did his homework before choosing Brower. What he has to say may shock you. You'll also hear about the "Teenie Tiny Solar" club for those who have saved thousands on their panel installs by going small solar. It's all about sizing the bid properly to explain the options and best ways to minimize the number of panels on the roof. Less panels, less expense. Who can't live with that? The house dictates the sizing when everything's done right. How to be sure??? Call Brower Mechanical today at 916-624-0808 or visit "".


July 2, 2016: Celebrate Your Independence From Home Energy Expense!

Freedom is a great feeling especially when it's related to a regular expense that is unpredictable. But did you know there are ways to not only get home energy expense predictable but reduced to virtually zero? Listen in as your host Bill Small talks with Duane Knickerbocker of Brower Mechanical about the myriad of ways you can reduce your high energy cost, strategically earn utility rebates and even get your home cooled down now with no payments for one year (on your good credit of course!). You'll even hear from an actual customer about her journey thru the solar investigation process about why she chose Brower Mechanical and the unbelievable outcome she has experienced as a result of their commitment to doing the job right. To learn more about Brower Mechanical and how they're generating energy Independence this fourth of July and beyond call 916-624-0808 or visit "". With the money you save you'll be cooking steak and tri-tip next year instead of hot dogs for your Independence day BBQ!

June 25, 2016: The higher the temp, the bigger the smile!

Whoa! It can get scorching hot in the Sacramento Valley so why would anyone smile the higher the heat? Well, if your home were perfectly comfortable inside regardless of the outside temp, you're smilin', especially knowing you're paying less to expect more! And your show hosts Bill and Duane are grinning ear to ear because they know they have another happy customer. If you aren't smiling because you're sweating your face off in your uncomfortable hotbox, they're smiling because they know they can help you when you call. You'll hear all about steps to take to get your home to that perfect level of comfort in this show. At Brower, they love nothing more than the opportunity to help you get your home to the level of interior comfort you desire. As a lifestyle contractor that's what it's all about. Keeping you comfortable in your home for the least amount of expense possible! Call them today at 916-624-0808 or visit them on line (and see what they're all about)by visiting You'll be really glad you did.

June 18, 2016: Set 'er up and let it run good buddy!

Join Bill Small and Duane Knickerbocker as they discuss how a house that's properly engineered and metered for it's energy usage can really be a "set it and forget it" situation when it comes to the thermostat and home comfort preferences. How about that! Hardly ever having to walk to the thermostats to adjust them for anything in any room. You'll also hear why and how small solar can help save you money in so many ways if you really need solar at all! Properly vetting your individual circumstances and preferences are what make Brower Mechanical so unique. It's about your lifestyle and living environment when it comes to you home energy needs. Learn more by calling 916-624-0808 or visit, "".

June 11, 2016: Don't Get Coiled Up Over No A/C This Summer!

Bill and Duane dive into the outside units of your HVAC this week to let you know simple steps you can take that could save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars. What do the coils in your outdoor A/C unit really do? So what if they've not been cleaned in years? IT MATTERS! Learn why, and also learn what the value of a "sealed attic" means and what it can do for your home. Even if you don't to solar. (Hint: you may not even need Solar!) For more information on this and all the shows this year, go to "". See what projects you can start gearing up for before it gets too hot this year.

June 4, 2016: Put your energy obese home on a strategic diet!

Is your house a big, fat energy hog? Many are! It's time for a little slimming down by implementing a strategic energy diet. Bill and Duane discuss how you can take the necessary steps to slim down those high energy bills. It's easier than you think and now is the time to act! Did you know there are even options to get new equipment for FREE? Aquachill A/C could prove to be an option for you if you're in the right geographic areas. From "smart meters" to the process of implementing a healthy diet for your homes energy, you'll hear it all when you listen to the show. Slim down your homes' energy expenses today by calling Brower Mechanical at 916-624-0808 or on line at "".

May 28, 2016: The Top Three Reasons People Call A Heating/AC Specialist.

It's easy as 1,2,3. Or so you thought. The top three reasons people reach out for help may surprise you. That's why it's worth a listen as Bill and Duane talk thru, not only those three reasons, but the effect of the decisions as a result of the reasons. Are they the right reasons to make any changes or upgrades? You'll hear about the choices some have made that resulted in greatly reduced energy bills and a more comfortable household environment. Isn't that what it's really all about? For more information, call Brower Mechanical today, 916-624-0808. Or visit them online at "". You'll be glad you did.

May 21, 2016: It's a matter of degrees...

Ahhhh. Springtime is in full force, plants blooming, sun shining longer day by day and the temperature is rising. And rising. And you're getting warmer and having to finally turn on that A/C aren't you? What if you didn't have to touch that thermostat? Ever? What if you could just set it and forget it? That's the answer you'll get in todays show as Bill and Duane talk about how it's a matter of degrees to keeping your home in the comfort zone. With just a few critical steps, Brower Mechanical can have your home fully assessed and ready for the steps necessary to be a perfectly stable temperature all year long. For more information call Brower Mechanical today at 916-624-0808.